* RibbonWalk Workday, February 4, 2012

Note: Our next work day is Saturday, March 3rd, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. See you there!

The February workday was really productive due to the usual enthusiastic hard work of our volunteers.

These hearty individuals weren’t deterred by the light rain and considerably muddy conditions.  A good deal of progress was made against the kudzu field that morning.

Special thanks to the Boy Scouts of Troop 120 and their leaders for their spirited attack on the invasive vegetation.  We were joined this month by a young man working on his community service commitment for school and some retirees who want to use their new found free time to make a difference in our community.  First time volunteers pitched right in beside our regular attendees.

Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation staffer Laura Domingo will be joining us every workday from now on, providing some tools and supervision.  We learned that pick axes are especially effective for root removal.  Laura shared her knowledge of RibbonWalk’s plants and animals and pointed out activity in the forest since our last visit.

The morning kicked off with coffee and biscuits and a great chance to socialize.  These workdays are wonderful opportunities to meet new people and enjoy being outdoors.  Get your tools, work gloves and boots ready and plan to join us!  The next RibbonWalk workday is Saturday, March 3 from 9:00 to 12:00.  If you would like coffee and conversation before going to work, arrive between 8:30 and 9.  Sierraclub.centpiedchair@gmail.com for more information.

Written by: Renee Reese

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